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David Anderson

Elect David Anderson

Clover Park School District Board

Why vote for David?

Candidate statement:

The greatest assets of any organization are the people it serves. There is no more important task for the Clover Park School Board than to come alongside the district’s 11,000 students and their families to shepherd children toward academic and occupational success, irrespective of their social, economic, or cultural background. In that regard, CPSD academic statistics are alarming and require immediate attention.

School district political activism has no place in our schools but rather detracts from academic excellence.

Parents want their children to realize their potential. As your school board representative, I will ensure that best practices for education are researched, recommended, and regularly reviewed for effectiveness. I will advocate for listening sessions to be held with citizens of my district. I will err on the side of transparency. I will insist that public board meetings be characterized by open, forthright, and informed debate.

These changes will give voters good reason to trust that their representatives are not simply presiding but rather pursuing that for which they were elected: the best interests of our children. A change in the direction of the Clover Park School District can only come with a change in leadership. Thank you for your vote.

About David

Elected Experience: President, Tillicum Woodbrook Neighborhood Association, 2006 to present.

Other Professional Experience: Owner Operator, Bill’s Boathouse, since 2004. Tacoma Lakewood Police Chaplain and Pastor.

Education: Graduated from Lakes High School, 1968. Attended University of Washington, 1969-1973. Graduated from Northwest Baptist Seminary, 1987.

Community Service: Helped Tillicum children attend summer camp for several years. Established Tillicum Pony League baseball. Mentored Tillicum children, partnering with Communities In Schools in Lakewood, AmeriCorps, and afterschool programs. Supported Lakewood’s Initiative and Referendum. Cofounder, current member, Lakewood Cares. Led team to put first Initiative in Lakewood’s history on ballot. Frequent Suburban Times and Lakewood JBLM Patch contributor, informing residents on community matters.

News & Updates

Answer the Question

Two letters were read by Clover Park School Board President Marty Schafer at the May 10, 2021 school board meeting. Both letters favored the district’s continued pursuit of what the writers called “the journey to discovering equity and becoming anti-racist,” and the...

Is it Education or Political Activism?

Or is it both? The California Board of Education “wants to turn your children into militant leftists.” Will the proposal currently before the Clover Park School District Board (CPSD) result in the same? Kaylee McGhee White writes in her opinion piece for the March 18,...

The Key to Trust

The case of the Titanic illustrates how often failures result more from a succession of omissions and missteps than one big mess-up. Like the Titanic, the Clover Park School District Board of Directors is navigating treacherous waters and there have been recently what...

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